Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 14. Dezember 2022

Nachgetragen fürs Archiv: Zum andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine der Sammler am 14. November 2022:

• Eine Welle von russischen Luftangriffen traf die Ukraine am Mittwoch, auch die Hauptstadt Kiew. Darauf ging der ukrainische Präsident Wolodymyr Selenskyj in seiner regelmäßigen Videoansprache ein:

First of all, I want to thank our anti-aircraft gunners and the Air Force for repelling another attack by Iranian drones this morning.
The skies of the Kyiv region are defended by the 96th anti-aircraft missile brigade of the Air Force. Thank you guys!
A total of 13 Shaheds were shot down. These are 13 saved infrastructure objects, these are saved lives. In one morning.
I held a meeting of the Staff today. We talked, in particular, about the protection of the sky. We are constantly strengthening our air defense and anti-drone defense. And we are doing everything to get more modern and more powerful systems for Ukraine.
This week we have made important progress on the air defense issue.
Of course, the situation in Donbas and other active areas on the frontline was discussed in great detail at the Staff meeting. There is no calm on the frontline. There is nothing easy and simple. Every day and every meter is given extremely hard. Especially where the entire tactic of the occupiers boils down to the destruction of everything in front of them with artillery, so that only bare ruins and craters in the ground remain.

Details der Absprachen zu neuen Luftverteidigungssystemen nannte Selenskyj nicht; nach US-Medienberichten sollen die USA zur Lieferung von Patriot-Systemen bereit sein.

• Das britische Intel Update:

On 06 December 2022, Igor Girkin, a well-known Russian nationalist and former military intelligence officer, claimed he had spent two months embedded with a Donetsk People’s Republic battalion on the front line.
He said his recent experiences had revealed a ‘crisis of strategic planning’ in Russia’s Ukraine operation.
Since his deployment, Girkin has also derided the Russian military’s current emphasis upon constructing extensive, positional defensive works, questioning their utility in modern warfare.
His comments highlight the fraught debate about the conduct of the war which continues within Russia’s security community.
Rumours circulating on social media within the last 48 hours suggesting that Russian Chief of the General Staff General Valery Gerasimov could have been fired cannot be verified. However, factional tensions likely extend to the top of Russia’s military hierarchy.

• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

Operational update regarding russian invasion as of 06.00, December 14, 2022
The two hundred ninety-fourth (294) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the russian military large-scale invasion continues.
Over the past day, units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine repelled attacks by russian invaders in the areas of Hryanikyvka settlements of the Kharkiv oblast; Novoselivske, Chervonopopivka, Serebryanske and Bilohorivka in the Luhansk oblast and Bilohorivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Kurdyumivka, Nevelske, Maryinka, Pobyeda and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk oblast.
At the same time, the enemy launched 1 air and 11 missile strikes, 3 of them on the civilian infrastructure of Kharkiv, Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia oblast. The occupiers also launched more than 60 MLRS attacks from multiple rocket launchers.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the situation remains without significant changes, no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups have been detected.
On the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the enemy shelled the areas of the settlements of Leonivka, Buchka and Hai of the Chernihiv oblast; Kucherivka and Kindrativka in Sumy oblast, as well as Strilecha, Starytsa, Tykhe, Ambarne, Vilkhuvatka, Khatne, Milove, Dvorichna and Krasne in Kharkiv oblast.
On the Kupyansk and Lyman directions, the areas of Kupyansk, Kotlyarivka, Tabaivka, and Berestove in Kharkiv oblast were shelled by tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery; Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka, Myasozharivka, Hrekivka, Ploshchanka, Nevske, Chervonopopivka and Pishchane of Luhansk oblast and Novosadove Terny – Donetsk oblast.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy inflicted fire damage, in particular, near Serebryanka, Verkhnyokamyanske, Spirne, Bilohorivka, Vesele, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Opytne, Klishchiivka, and Kurdyumivka of the Donetsk oblast.
In the Avdiivka direction, the occupiers fired tanks and artillery in the areas of almost twenty settlements. Among them are Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Heorhiivka, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka in Donetsk oblast.
In the Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy inflicted fire near the settlements of Vremivka, Vuhledar, Neskuchne, Prechystivka in the Donetsk oblast and Plavni, Hulyaipole, Dorozhnyanka and Olhivske in Zaporizhzhia oblast.
In the Kherson direction, the enemy continues to shell our positions and the civilian infrastructure of settlements along the right bank of the Dnipro River. More than twenty settlements were affected. In particular, Chornobayivka, Antonivka, Mykilske, Tokarivka, Novokayiry, Respublikanets, Mylove of the Kherson oblast and the city of Kherson.
In connection with a significant number of wounded invaders, a so-called „decree“ of the occupying authorities was issued transferring Hospital No. 15 in Yuvileyne settlement of Luhansk oblast and Hospital No. 3 in the city of Luhansk to the needs of the military.
On the night of December 12-13, more than 15 servicemen of the armed forces of the russian federation were killed in the area of Novoaidar settlement of Luhansk oblast. In the Zaporizhzhia oblast, the enemy lost up to 100 wounded occupiers, and the ammunition depot was destroyed.
Units of missile troops and artillery of the Defense Forces of Ukraine hit 2 control points and 4 areas of concentration of enemy personnel.

• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:

Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (14 December 2022)
Russian Federation Armed Forces continue the special military operation.
In Kupyansk direction, as a result of artillery fire, up to 100 Ukrainian servicemen, one armoured personnel carrier, one armoured fighting vehicle and six pickup trucks have been eliminated near Sinkovka, Kotlyarovka, Tabayevka, Berestovoye (Kharkov region) and Novosyolovskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic).
In Krasniy-Liman direction, artillery fire and active actions by Russian troops thwarted counterattacks by three AFU attack groups advancing towards Ploshchanka and Kremennaya (Lugansk People’s Republic).
One AFU column of reserves has been hit by gunfire near Stelmakhovka (Lugansk People’s Republic). In addition, five enemy sabotage and reconnaissance groups have been destroyed near Chervonaya Dibrova in (Lugansk People’s Republic) and Torskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).
The enemy’s losses amounted to over 60 Ukrainian servicemen killed and wounded, one infantry fighting vehicle and two pickups.
In Donetsk direction, as a result of the offensive actions of Russian troops, the main part of Vodyanoye (Donetsk People’s Republic) has been taken under control.
Up to 50 Ukrainian servicemen, one tank, three armoured fighting vehicles and four pickups have been eliminated.
In South Donetsk direction, the AFU attempted to counterattack Russian positions towards Pavlovka, Novomayorskoye and Neskuchnoye (Donetsk people’s republic) by four assault groups. All counterattacks have been repulsed and the enemy has been pushed back to its initial positions.
In addition, the transfer of the enemy’s reserves has been prevented by the shelling the AFU columns near Novosyolka and Prechistovk (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Losses of the AFU in this direction amounted up to 80 Ukrainian servicemen, three armoured fighting vehicles and four motor vehicles.
Rocket and artillery forces have neutralised 93 artillery units at their positions, manpower and military equipment in 186 areas.
One command post of the AFU Liman operational and tactical group troops has been hit near Kramatorsk (Donetsk People’s Republic).
In addition, the munition depot of the AFU 81st Airmobile Brigade, which stored up to two thousand Grad MLRS rockets and over three thousand artillery shells of various calibers, has been destroyed near Kramatorsk (Donetsk People’s Republic).
One AFU warehouse of missile and artillery weapons has been destroyed near Kamenskoye (Zaporozhye region).
Moreover, two U.S.-manufactured AN/TPQ-37 counterbattery warfare radars have been destroyed near Yampolovka and Kalinina (Donetsk People’s Republic).
The anti-aircraft defense forces have destroyed three UAVs near Peremozhnoye and Tokmak (Zaporozhye region), and Rachyovka (Kherson region).
In addition, one U.S.-manufactured HIMARS MLRS rocket has been intercepted near Kremennaya (Lugansk People’s Republic).
In total, 343 airplanes and 183 helicopters, 2,658 unmanned aerial vehicles, 396 air defence missile systems, 7,099 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 931 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,685 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 7,599 units of special military hardware have been destroyed during the special military operation.

• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs (eine englische Fassung liegt bislang nicht vor, deshalb eine Übersetzung aus dem Ukrainischen):

Operative Informationen vom 14.12.2022, 18.00 Uhr, bezüglich der russischen Invasion
Der zweihundertvierundneunzigste Tag der russischen Großinvasion geht weiter.
Der Feind konzentriert seine Bemühungen auf die Durchführung von Offensivaktionen in Richtung Bakhmut und Avdiiv. Es versucht, die taktische Position in Richtung Kupyan und Lyman zu verbessern.
Am heutigen Tag hat der Feind 23 Luftangriffe und 7 Raketenangriffe auf die zivile Infrastruktur der Städte Kurachowe und Kostjantyniwka im Gebiet Donezk durchgeführt. Außerdem feuerten die Besatzer mehr als 10 Raketensalven-Feuersysteme ab, insbesondere auf die Stadt Cherson.
Der Feind schlug iranische Streik-UAVs „Shakhed-136/131“ aus Richtung der Ostküste des Asowschen Meeres gegen kritische Infrastruktureinrichtungen in der Region Kiew. Alle 13 UAVs der Besatzer wurden abgeschossen.
In den Richtungen Volyn und Poliske hat sich die Situation nicht wesentlich geändert, und es wurden keine Anzeichen für die Bildung feindlicher Offensivgruppen festgestellt.
In Richtung Siverskyi und Slobozhanskyi beschoss der Feind die Gebiete der Siedlungen Leonivka, Buchka und Gai in der Region Tschernigow; Seredyna-Buda und Kucherivka in der Region Sumy und Hlyboke, Staritsa, Novomlynsk und Dvorichna in der Region Charkiw. Die Angriffsdrohne wurde in der Nähe von Kindrativka in der Region Sumy eingesetzt.
Die Stellungen unserer Truppen in den Bezirken Kisliwka und Kotljarivka im Gebiet Charkiw sowie Nowoseliwka und Stelmachiwka im Gebiet Lugansk wurden von Panzer-, Mörser-, Rohr- und Strahlartilleriebeschuss in Richtung Kupjansk getroffen.
In der Region Lyman waren die Gebiete Ploschanka, Nevsky, Chervonopivka in der Region Luhansk sowie Dibrova und Hryhorivka in der Region Donezk vom Feuer der Besatzer betroffen.
In Richtung Bakhmut beschoss der Feind insbesondere die Gebiete Andriivka, Blagodatne, Pidhorodne, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Bila Gora, Kurdyumivka, Diliivka, Mayorsk und New York des Gebiets Donezk. Luftangriff in der Nähe von Stupochka.
In der Richtung von Avdiyiv wurde der Beschuss aus Panzern, Mörsern, Fass- und Raketenartillerie auf die Stellungen unserer Truppen in der Nähe von Newelskyi, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka und Nowomykhailivka im Gebiet Donezk registriert.
In Richtung Novopavlivskyi wurden unsere Stellungen in der Nähe von Vugledar, Novoukrainka, Prechistivka, Velika Novosilka und Neskuchny in der Region Donezk von Feuer getroffen.
In den Richtungen Saporischschja und Cherson beschießen die russischen Besatzer weiterhin die zivile Infrastruktur der Siedlungen am rechten Ufer des Flusses Dnipro. Gebiete von 28 Siedlungen waren von Bränden betroffen. Unter ihnen sind Vremivka und Novosilka aus der Region Donetsk; Gulyaipilske, Novodanilivka, Mali Shcherbaki und Kamianske – Zaporizhzhya; Tyaginka, Cherson, Tokarivka, Molodizhne und Berehowe in der Region Cherson.
Der Brandschaden wurde am 12. Dezember des laufenden Jahres in dem Gebiet bestätigt, in dem sich die Eindringlinge in der Nähe von Werbovoy in der Region Saporischschja konzentrierten. Bis zu 10 Einheiten Waffen und militärische Ausrüstung verschiedener Art wurden zerstört, Verluste unter feindlichen Soldaten werden angegeben.
Der Feind nutzt weiterhin das Netz ziviler Gesundheitseinrichtungen in den vorübergehend besetzten Gebieten, um verwundete Soldaten der Besatzungstruppen und Söldner privater Feldzüge zu behandeln. So werden in der Stadt Luhansk, auf dem Territorium der Haut- und venerologischen Apotheke der Stadt, verwundete Vertreter des PMC „Wagner“ behandelt.
Während der laufenden 24 Stunden hat die ukrainische Luftfahrt 7 Angriffe auf die Konzentrationsgebiete von Personal, Waffen und militärischer Ausrüstung und 3 Angriffe auf die Positionen der Flugabwehr-Raketensysteme der Besatzer durchgeführt.
Gleichzeitig trafen Einheiten von Raketentruppen und Artillerie der Verteidigungskräfte der Ukraine 2 Kontrollpunkte und 8 Konzentrationsgebiete des feindlichen Personals.